In the type of critical assessments above, you are already, to some extent, articulating your own philosophical positions.
As you read, ask yourself the following: Take notes as you read.
Then put your ideas for the essay into a logical order.
Writing philosophy essays is a key part of studying philosophy.
Make sure first to understand the assignment, looking out for the questions asked and paying attention to prompts such as “outline” or “evaluate” or “compare”.